Step into a mysterious story world just outside of Tokyo.

With an abundance of capsule hotels, themed apartments and traditional ryokan inns, Japan is well known for its unusual accommodation options.

Now, though, there’s a new type of hotel making news in Japan, and it’s located in a novel spot, inside the same facility that houses the Poo Museum in Yokohama.

The Story Hotel, as it’s being called, is taking the short stay concept to a whole new level, by offering private rooms to one or two people for roughly 90 minutes at a time.

Located in the ASOBUILD experience-based complex entertainment facility, which has different themes on each floor, The Story Hotel presents a chance for guests to enjoy a whole new type of hotel experience.

Guests who arrive at The Story Hotel on the second floor of the building will check in at the reception desk, and be given a mysterious story note.

After checking into the mysterious hotel, the story begins, as you become one of the characters in this storybook experience.

▼ You’ll receive a beautiful key, which allows you to enter your room.

And then when you unlock your room, the mystery of The Story Hotel is finally revealed, with a sofa, a table, and a film projected onto the wall.

The short stay/short film hybrid experience allows guests to enjoy the best of both worlds, with private booths offering a place to relax, while the film itself remains a mystery until you enter the room, although it’s hinted at with the story given to you upon arrival.

There are a number of different films on offer, with different themes on rotation. While horror films have been featured in the past, The Story Hotel is currently offering romantic movies, which are screened at different times throughout the day.

According to Asobuild, The Story Hotel is a new concept aimed at encouraging interpersonal communication and enriching relationships and lives through exciting experiences.

Drawing on technology and culture to create an unforgettable experience for guests, The Story Hotel is becoming a popular spot for couples and tourists alike. And when you can combine a stay at the hotel with a visit to the poo museum, it’s a great day out for the whole family!

Event Information
The Story Hotel / ストーリーホテル
Yokohama Asobuild 2F Ale-Box (Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Nishi-ku, Takashima 2-14-9)
Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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